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04-15-21, 12:05 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 302
Posted By alo

I think nobody can tell you with those specific...

I think nobody can tell you with those specific tires.

Rubber and tires do deteriorate with age. They may deteriorate more rapidly when exposed to sunlight. Then not all tires are the same. Many...
04-13-21, 06:29 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 1,447
Posted By alo

I would like to encourage the fat challenged to lose weight

At the beginning of last year I was 130kg or 287 lb. Last year I lost 15 kg or 33 lb. Now I have lost a total of 21 kg or 46 lb, and weigh 109 kg or 240 lb.

At the beginning of last year, I might...
04-11-21, 03:58 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 1,313
Posted By alo

As mentioned already, if you share how fat you...

As mentioned already, if you share how fat you are, people may make some good suggestions.

I get the impression you are only a little fat. In that case, you have a lot of options.

If you are...
04-08-21, 05:35 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 378
Posted By alo

It appears to me that if you removed the wheel,...

It appears to me that if you removed the wheel, you could remove the belt on a frame like this.
04-08-21, 02:16 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 378
Posted By alo

If frame manufacturers made frames like this,...

If frame manufacturers made frames like this, they could be used for either chain drive or belt drive, which would probably result in selling more frames.

It would also give those wanting belt...
04-08-21, 12:45 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 309
Posted By alo

Yes, it is called a belt drive. People talk...

Yes, it is called a belt drive.

People talk about chain stretch, but the chain doesn't literally stretch. There is wear in the joints, which allows for a little more movement, and the chain...
04-05-21, 12:44 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 1,633
Posted By alo

It is easy to fit lights. However, there...

It is easy to fit lights.

However, there might be a good reason why he is in that situation. For example, maybe he had a mechanical problem, took some time to fix it, and it is later than he...
04-01-21, 11:29 PM
Replies: 158
Views: 13,108
Posted By alo

I think this topic could be separated into casual...

I think this topic could be separated into casual riders who take it relatively easy, and those who push themselves to the maximum. The best approach, is different for each group.
04-01-21, 11:24 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 448
Posted By alo

If it gets too bad, it might be best to rest...

If it gets too bad, it might be best to rest until it improves.

Also look at diet, and keep your body as healthy as possible.
04-01-21, 06:13 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 418
Posted By alo

Seat cover using truck tube

I have large bones, and need a large seat/saddle. Regular seats are too uncomfortable for me. Just after buying my bike, I bought a long seat post and a large seat. After a few years, the top of the...
03-31-21, 09:28 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,130
Posted By alo

It depends on the situation. In traffic I signal....

It depends on the situation. In traffic I signal. Where there is no traffic I don't.
Forum: Foo
03-30-21, 04:33 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 760
Posted By alo

These were good, as they made it obvious to...

These were good, as they made it obvious to potential thieves that stealing the car would be more difficult. In certain places, they would still be a good idea.
03-29-21, 04:34 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 3,061
Posted By alo

The most important part of losing weight is diet....

The most important part of losing weight is diet. With the right diet, cycling can be very beneficial.
03-28-21, 02:05 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 308
Posted By alo

I did do one thing differently when fitting the...

I did do one thing differently when fitting the motorbike tube. The valve stem has two nuts on it, one for inside the rim, and one for outside the rim. On a many motorbike rims, the middle of the rim...
03-27-21, 02:10 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,228
Posted By alo

A lot of things are becoming more light weight,...

A lot of things are becoming more light weight, which is ideal for people in racing.

It also makes more money for the manufacturers, as they sell more.

When I was young, I had the same chain...
03-27-21, 06:54 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 900
Posted By alo

I have only recently fitted them. I have not...

I have only recently fitted them. I have not photographed them yet. I have other 'different' things on my bike. When I post photos, it will also start discussions on other topics.
03-27-21, 12:08 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,251
Posted By alo

It gets down to how you use it. Do you want...

It gets down to how you use it.

Do you want to carry things? You could put on a carrier rack.

Do you ride after dark? You may want lights.

You may want a horn, or bell, or both.

Does it...
03-27-21, 12:02 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 4,166
Posted By alo

Running is only realistic for thin people. It is...

Running is only realistic for thin people. It is too difficult for fat people.

As we get older, I am concerned about injuries. Cycling is low impact, so less likely to cause injuries to knees and...
03-26-21, 11:54 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 769
Posted By alo

You probably should explain more clearly what you...

You probably should explain more clearly what you mean by cog slipping.

If it is the freewheel not engaging, I would start by putting oil into it, and see how it goes. The oil may loosen the...
03-25-21, 02:40 AM
Replies: 198
Views: 5,753
Posted By alo

Where I am in S E Asia, they buy container loads...

Where I am in S E Asia, they buy container loads of second hand bikes from Japan, and often sell ladies bikes for around $50 retail.

New ladies bikes are often not much more, maybe $60.

You cam...
02-02-21, 06:15 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,243
Posted By alo

The aim is to have a good diet, and exercise...

The aim is to have a good diet, and exercise regularly, so your body stays healthy. I know, life doesn't always go the way we hope, but do the best you can.

My body is all original, except for...
Forum: Folding Bikes
01-23-21, 12:39 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 712
Posted By alo

Buying a $1350 bike for $1100 is not a savings of...

Buying a $1350 bike for $1100 is not a savings of 30-40%. Do your calculations.

I would be wary of buying a used bike for nearly as much as a new bike.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-22-21, 05:44 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,312
Posted By alo

Where I am, there are a lot of groups go out at...

Where I am, there are a lot of groups go out at about 4 pm, after work, and come back at maybe 6 pm. Some groups have fitter riders than others. Some groups might do 40, 50, or 60 km in an evening....
01-21-21, 12:43 PM
Forum: Road Cycling
01-20-21, 01:45 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,312
Posted By alo

If dogs bite people here, nothing is normally...

If dogs bite people here, nothing is normally done about it, so the dogs can bite the next person. In Australia by comparison, if a dog bites someone, the owner normally has to pay a fine, and the...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-20-21, 07:29 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,312
Posted By alo

Where I am in Cambodia there are groups of locals...

Where I am in Cambodia there are groups of locals that get together and go out cycling for exercise. They are usually groups of friends. With all the different groups, there are several hundred...
01-17-21, 06:01 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 371
Posted By alo

I replaced a fat bike axle with 2 axles welded together

I am tall, and fat challenged, and ride on a lot of rough tracks. So I put more stress on bikes than many others on this forum.

I could just stick to good roads, and break bikes much less often,...
01-12-21, 11:38 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 4,644
Posted By alo

There may be a small proportion of arrogant...

There may be a small proportion of arrogant drivers. But I think with the majority, pedestrians are not as visible as cars, and may not always be seen.

I would stop for pedestrians doing stupid...
01-12-21, 10:57 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,469
Posted By alo

I see a problem with the logic. When accidents...

I see a problem with the logic. When accidents occur between vehicles and bicycles, the vehicle is at fault.

There are so many different situations, it becomes impossible to discuss all...
01-09-21, 06:12 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 4,644
Posted By alo

In Australia there are no four-way stops. One...

In Australia there are no four-way stops. One road always has right of way. Australia got rid of four-way stops around the 1970s. Someone in America should be smart enough to think this through and...
01-07-21, 05:06 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 6,738
Posted By alo

I was 25 for 25 years. When I was around 40,...

I was 25 for 25 years. When I was around 40, people would ask me how old I was. I would say have a guess. Some would say 20 something. Once I was over 50, and started getting grey hair, I no longer...
01-03-21, 09:53 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,229
Posted By alo

Just a thought. Move threads as you think is...

Just a thought. Move threads as you think is appropriate, but have a page at the original location saying this thread has been moved, and have a link to it. This could be removed after some time, for...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-03-21, 04:44 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,076
Posted By alo

Covid had very little impact on my riding. But I...

Covid had very little impact on my riding. But I am not in America.

I have actually lost weight and gained fitness, and cycle much further. But this has nothing to do with covid.
12-28-20, 05:22 AM
Replies: 114
Views: 10,005
Posted By alo

Probably the slowest here. I clocked over 50 kph...

Probably the slowest here. I clocked over 50 kph on a slight downhill. Of course the speed I could do depends on the size of the hill. If I found a large hill without a lot of bends on the way down,...
12-27-20, 12:53 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,401
Posted By alo

Somebody went to a doctor for a check up as he...

Somebody went to a doctor for a check up as he was getting older. The doctor said, if you get up in the morning, and sit on the couch, you are likely to sit on the couch a little longer tomorrow, and...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-24-20, 03:03 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,082
Posted By alo

I know you are being light hearted, but some...

I know you are being light hearted, but some people may worry about a thousand things that could go wrong. Just go out, live life and have fun.

I cycle a lot, and run the risk of being hit by a...
12-19-20, 02:58 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,044
Posted By alo

There can be punctures which are too large for...

There can be punctures which are too large for the sealant to seal, but can be repaired.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-16-20, 08:28 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 8,594
Posted By alo

Any business dealing with the public, will have a...

Any business dealing with the public, will have a small proportion of unreasonable people.
12-15-20, 04:42 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,518
Posted By alo

Yes it is safe. It is sensible to go for some...

Yes it is safe. It is sensible to go for some shorter rides before rushing out to do a long one. If you do experience any problems, you will not be far from home.

This is likely to be caused by...
Forum: Fatbikes
12-13-20, 05:50 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,068
Posted By alo

Near where I live in Australia, there is a track...

Near where I live in Australia, there is a track which goes downhill then level, downhill then level, for a number of kilometers. I thought of going down there on a fat bike without peddling, then...
12-12-20, 02:53 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 3,448
Posted By alo

It depends where you are riding. Where I am, I...

It depends where you are riding. Where I am, I often ride through mud. While having good tread on both tires is ideal, having good tread on the back tire is most important. Without tread, tires can...
12-12-20, 02:47 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 3,448
Posted By alo

I use the front brake unless I am turning. In...

I use the front brake unless I am turning. In some situations, both are sometimes needed. I find, using the front brake much more than the back brake, front tires wear out almost as fast as back...
12-10-20, 04:50 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 991
Posted By alo

Self made light from years ago

Here is a picture of lights I made years ago, before modern bright LEDs were available. I used two 6 volt lead acid batteries in a pack I wore around my waist. The lights were 10 watts, 20 watts, and...
12-10-20, 04:35 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,352
Posted By alo

You decide. Would it be a good fit if you used a...

You decide. Would it be a good fit if you used a regular seat post?
12-06-20, 07:54 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,878
Posted By alo

Why do you want that? Having a wire running from...

Why do you want that? Having a wire running from the front to back is messy. I turn my tail light on before I get on the bike. I can turn the headlights on the handlebars, on or off while riding. I...
12-05-20, 12:56 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 3,704
Posted By alo

I am amazed how many people just believe...

I am amazed how many people just believe everything the media tells them. I challenge you to think for yourself, and question what you are told. Consider those presenting different views (not all...
12-02-20, 02:17 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,291
Posted By alo

Some of us are actually fat challenged, and we...

Some of us are actually fat challenged, and we cycle while being fat challenged. Cycling helps us keep our weight down, so we are not as fat as we would be if we didn't cycle.

To all fat...
12-02-20, 12:28 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,012
Posted By alo

I suggest either, get one of these, ...

I suggest either, get one of these,


https://cimg2.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/400x400/s_l400_d722bd9f9ca4dd49096a9fd8210f191ed59c2965.jpg

or a seat with suspension. Here is one...
11-30-20, 12:36 PM
Replies: 158
Views: 13,108
Posted By alo

I would always carry water or another drink. If...

I would always carry water or another drink. If you don't feel thirsty, you don't have to drink it. Eating is not necessary on a 3 hour ride, or even a longer ride.

If you become dehydrated, you...
Forum: Foo
11-30-20, 03:31 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,142
Posted By alo

I would. After what has happened, they will go to...

I would. After what has happened, they will go to great lengths to ensure it is safe. It will probably be the safest plane in the world.
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